Parenting Tips & Activities

Parenting tips and parent-child activities that promote learning and development, as well as encourage bonding and attachment.

Make Animal Face Plates: Joint Attention

This paper plate activity is inexpensive and easy to do, plus it encourages joint attention and working together on a task.

Nurturing Family Rituals & Routines

Family rituals help you think about your daily routine in a new way: as possible moments of connection.

Shaving Cream Play Activity

There are great developmental benefits to sensory play, like this shaving cream activity from our Healthy and Fair Start program.
Pregnant Woman with nurse on couch

Advocate for Your Body and Your Blood Pressure

To safely monitor blood pressure in pregnancy, moms should understand what’s normal for your body, ask the right questions, and know when and how to express concern.
A collage of containing 3 rectangles: (Left to Right) First and second rectangle: Toddler plays with homemade play dough 3. ingredients for making play dough.

Sensory Activity: DIY Playdough

Parent-child activities, like making playdough, build a child’s ability to process sensory input and are great for bonding.
Toddler and mother crouched in front of body of water with binoculars and a net ready to explore!

Nature Walk: Bonding and Development

Through parent-child activities like the nature walk, families can promote their kids’ development and encourage bonding.

Tummy Time and Brain Development

Learn tummy time and floor time techniques for babies zero to six months that encourage bonding and proper development.
Parent educator demonstrating Clap, Tap, Rap activity in our Healthy & Fair Start.

Parent-Child Activity: Learning Through Play

Children learn through play! This simple parent-child activity helps kids notice and copy patterns, and practice waiting their turn.
Parent educator looks at materials for the DIY roller book parent-child activity

Parent-Child Activity: Learning and Moving

This parent-child activity encourages bonding while developing gross and fine motor skills and building language skills.

The importance of praising a child

The importance of praising a child Category: Parenting Tips July 22, 2019 When you’re in the throws of parenting, it can seem like your days are spent guiding, directing, deflecting and teaching. It’s easy to see the negative and to fall into saying no,  a lot. Any Baby Can’s Family Education Program provides parents an…

The Importance of Fathers

The Importance of Fathers Category: Parenting Tips June 13, 2017 Father’s Day is a day where fathers-biological or otherwise-are recognized for all that they do. All too often, fathers are set aside as simply the breadwinner of the family, with only the mothers as the nurturers. However, parenting is a team effort, and mothers and…

Removing the Stigma of Delays

Removing the Stigma of Delays Category: Parenting Tips June 29, 2016 Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, in his or her own way. Even so, it can be hard to watch other kids reach milestones before your own son or daughter. Parents, it’s important to remember that there is…

Realizing the Importance of Dads

Realizing the Importance of Dads Category: Parenting Tips June 17, 2016 With Father’s Day upon us, now is the time to buy any last minute gifts, write those special cards and thank Dad for all he does. Here at Any Baby Can, we help families celebrate the joy of fatherhood daily. In hopes of offering…

Why Home Visitation Works

Why Home Visitation Works Category: Parenting Tips June 13, 2016 There are many organizations that offer assistance to children with developmental delays, special healthcare needs and cancer, so what makes Any Baby Can special? In addition to offering support groups, parenting classes and resources for first-time mothers, most of our programs work with families in their…


Our expert staff share some of their favorite at-home activities to help you support your child’s growth and development. Plus they’re fun!

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